High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yvonne Brewster, O.B.E.
is a stage director, teacher and writer. Born in Jamaica, Yvonne
Brewster went to the UK to study drama in the mid-fifties at the
Rose Bruford College and the Royal Academy of Music. She returned
to Jamaica to teach Drama and she also jointly founded The
Barn-Jamaica's first professional theatre company. Upon her return
to England she worked extensively in radio, television, and
directing for Stage Productions. In 1985 she jointly founded Talawa
Theatre Company with Mona Hammond and Carmen Munroe using funding
from the Greater London Council. In 1993, she was awarded an Order
of the British Empire for Services to the Arts in the Queen's New
Years Honours list; and in 2001 she was granted an honorary
Doctorate from the Open University. She published her memoirs
titled The Undertaker's Daughter in 2004.
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